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Rehearsing their choir

Epically twee, and then simply epic, "Comet Flies Over the Underbelly" — the fourth track on Lady Lamb the Beekeeper's Samples for Handsome Animals — is, for a minute or two, almost unbearable.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper are easy to find, easy to love
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 31, 2008

Triple threat

This Friday, October 24, at the Middle East upstairs, no fewer than three local rock bands will release brand-new CDs on the very same night — at the very same show.  
Local rock three-way not nearly as gross as it sounds
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 22, 2008

Do you have any treasures in your attic?

Sure, every once in a while, someone shows up at Ken Gloss’s talks on antique books with a real treasure, like a personalized, signed copy of JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye .
Old books
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 02, 2008

Wheeling through history

Vintage bicycles, once an obscure subculture’s obsession, are gaining popularity as highly desired collectibles or cheaper, cooler rides.
Vintage bicycles aren't just for lonely bike mechanics any more
By ELIZABETH FLOCK  |  May 07, 2008

You say 'bizarre'

I stood in front of the Plain Mabel   table for a full five minutes, gripping a super-soft zipper pouch fashioned out of fabric that featured a pink bunny rabbit hunting for lady bugs, deliberating.
 I say 'bazaar'
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 21, 2006

The end of an era in Allston

Down in his colossally cluttered cellar, Don McBride sits behind a kit and unleashes a roiling salvo worthy of Gene Krupa.
Gone but not forgotten
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 08, 2006


The Simpsons 20 best guest voices of all time

The TV gods are smiling upon us.
Will Gervais join them?
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 29, 2006